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28/05/2017

At G7 Summit, UN Chief Urges Investment in African Youth

Human Wrongs Watch

At the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 27 May 2017 called world leaders to invest in young people, with stronger investment in technology and relevant education and capacity building in Africa.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file)

Speaking at a session on reinforcing the partnership between the G7 and Africa, the Secretary-General noted that the international community has a role in helping the continent adapt as it heads for a new wave of industrialization.

Failing to do so might have dramatic consequences for the well-being of the people of Africa; increase fragility, causing massive displacement and risking to boost unemployment, especially for young people,” Guterres told leaders at the two-day meeting in Taormina, Italy.

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